Monday 6th June, 1pm, Birmingham Midland Institute (see here for details)
WILLIAM JOHN WAINWRIGHT R.W.S., R.B.S.A. (1855-1931). In 1928, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists presented the first exhibition in its long history consisting entirely of the work of a living member. The artist was W.J.Wainwright and he was also the Society’s first president elected from its own membership. This illustrated lecture will convey the main events in the life of this significant Birmingham figure, who was honoured in his lifetime, but who is now not widely known.
Aileen Naylor received an M.Phil from the University of Birmingham after completing her thesis, Simeon Solomon’s Work before 1873: Interpretation and Identity (2010), supervised by Dr Tricia Cusack. Aileen recently joined the R.B.S.A. Archive Team, composed primarily of volunteers, and is currently researching W.J.Wainwright.